Breach Notification , Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

'Trust Attacks' Fueled by IoT Risks

Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan on Role Machine Learning Will Play in Future Attacks and Mitigation

So-called "trust attacks" aren't waged for financial gain. They're waged to compromise data, data integrity and to expose sensitive information. Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan says trust attacks will be among our greatest IoT worries in 2017, because organizations are likely to see attackers using machine learning and artificial intelligence to turn internet-connected devices against us.

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In this video interview about artificial intelligence and its link to the Internet of Things, Eagan discusses:

  • How machine learning can learn an innate sense of self about every user and device on a network;
  • Why an increasing number of internet-connected devices within businesses today is opening new and unforeseen doors of risk; and
  • How an immune system technology is capable of identifying and taking precise, proportionate and automated action against in-progress threats.

As chief executive officer of Darktrace, Eagan has positioned the company as an international leader in cyberdefense. She was named Woman of the Year'at the 2016 Cyber Security Awards for successfully introducing disruptive machine learning technology to the global market. Her career as a technology executive includes over 25 years of commercial and marketing experience. Under her leadership, Darktrace has won over 50 awards, including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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